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EDUCATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Is Private school better than public school? Where do you prefer your child go to school? How do you choose between private schools and public schools? How do you decide if private education is really worth it? The most important factor to consider is, what school do you consider would meet your child’s need to succeed?

Education is an important part of raising children and preparing them to live successful lives, therefore, finding the right school and enrolling children at any school boils down to the parents decision because the bottom line is they want to get the best education for their child especially with the information we have today and the 21st-century skills learning differences, not all schools can adequately meet the needs of every student, private schools have facilities and amenities which surpass those found at many colleges and universities. for example, have libraries and athletic facilities or more, public wealthy suburban schools have more amenities than others. If your son is an aspiring football player for instance, then a school with great athletic facilities and coaching staffs will be a top priority.

 

Private school facilities reflect the success of the school’s development team, individual attention while public schools reflects the economic realities of their location. Private schools have smaller class sizes of 10-15 students with 7:1 student-teacher ratios. On the other hand, a public system is a challenge, because they have to enroll almost anyone who lives within its boundaries. In public schools you will generally find much larger class sizes, sometimes exceeding 35-40 students and it can be a suitable learning environment if the teacher is a strong teacher with a well-behaved class, but a student who is easily distracted may need something different.

There is an independence private school get – ‘government interference’ which is seen as a great advantage and public sector teachers do not use public funds so are generally better paid and have superior pension programs. They are not restricted in their program development or curricula and are not subject to budget limitations imposed by the state (although they may in fact have more restrictive limitations). This freedom allows private schools to develop their own curricula as long as parents agree with the intellectual, philosophical or religious basis brought to the curricula. Meanwhile, public schools use curricula designed to include all students, thus invoking in them a tolerance for others.

 

Public and private institutions offer different experiences. Private schools are allowed to expel students and can choose not to allow certain students admission and many private schools are difficult to get into. Public schools allow all students, regardless of religious creed, academic abilities, or any other factor. Therefore, sending your child to a private school means enrollment is the decision of every parent to select and their demands are higher compared to a public school where they will be exposed to a large number of people and abilities from different spheres, various cultures and backgrounds.

Meanwhile, the option of private school is a good one and gives parents alternatives they may want to pursue in finding the right education for their children, but at the end of the day, you will need to explore all school options for your child, if you really want to feel secure in your decision.

 

 

Article by Blessing Bassey

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